Matt Mc.


I am new to using Virtual Earth. I have played around with displaying locations of our service calls on a Virtual Earth map. Now we want to be able to create a page that will display a map with the Traffic information just like this page: http://local.live.com/default.aspx v=2&cp=42.206142~-71.006012&style=r&lvl=9&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=1262317&trfc=1&encType=1

We just want the map though. If we could display that exact information on a blank page that would be great.

I havent found any documentation on how to show this traffic information. Specifically the green, yellow, and red information based on traffic. Could someone point me in the right direction for this if it is even possible




Re: Displaying Traffic Info

Derrick


Traffic is not avaliable on the virtual earth API. It might become avaliable in future, but it's not in any API versions at the moment.




Re: Displaying Traffic Info

Matt Mc.

I had a feeling that was going to be the answer. I looked a little into Google Maps' version of traffic and I didnt like it as much but it might have to do for now. Unless anyone knows about any other solutions out there for this






Re: Displaying Traffic Info

Jared H

Well from the local.live site, it's obvious they have an agreement with traffic.com to get their data. One possible approach to mirroring the traffic display is to use what you can by consuming the RSS feeds they offer. I could see creating polylines that roughly match the stretches of road they use to segment the traffic report, and then render a selective color or what not based on the "jam factor". The incident data would be easy enough to render as single pins. But anyhow, that would be a nice addition to the API, no doubt!